Christmas … again …

I know it is Christmas when (1) The decorative lights on Avenue des Champs-Elysées are switched on (2) Beaujolais Nouveau arrives Yesterday No. 1 happened. Marion Cotillard, the French actress who played Edith Piaf this year in the film “La Môme” and won the Oscar for Best Actress switched the Champs-Elysées Cmas decorative lights on […]


I know it is Christmas when

(1) The decorative lights on Avenue des Champs-Elysées are switched on

(2) Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

Yesterday No. 1 happened. Marion Cotillard, the French actress who played Edith Piaf this year in the film “La Môme” and won the Oscar for Best Actress switched the Champs-Elysées Cmas decorative lights on last night.

Today No. 2 happened. The 2008 edition of Beaujolais Nouveau wine has gone on sale. This always happens on the third Thursday of November. Although wine connoisseurs always say that they don’t drink it, we ordinary mortals love it. The 2008 edition apparently tastes of raspberry … well I suppose it could have tasted like lemons or grapefruit.

I will therefore keep this short: do get into the Cmas mood even if you do not live in Paris and you don’t have a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau in your hand.

Joyeux Noël! Happy Christmas! Gelukkige Kersfees!

Photos: Beaujolais Nouveau wines always have pretty labels
The “Champs” last Christmas; it looks like this again this Christmas because they never change the decorations.

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

4 Responses to “Christmas … again …”

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    Satima Flavell Says:

    Ooh, I’d love to try that Beaujolais Nouveau. It sounds like my kind of wine; sweet and fruity. I expect it’s red though, and red wine, unfortunately, gives me a migraine. So I shall have to toast you with a virtual glass:-)

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    Anonymous Says:

    Beaujolais is not exactly a favourite of mine, but I like all the fuss made about it.

    Albert

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    Jo Says:

    I haven’t bought a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau in quite a few years now, I prefer a more mature wine myself. Don’t Harrods charge a bomb for it Tony?

    I’d like to be in Paris for the Christmas lights though.

    Haven’t seen the Edith Piaf movie, but I remember her with fondness. I loved her songs. I always thought that Mireille Matthieu sounded a bit like her.

    Merry Christmas to you Marilyn, hope its a good one.

  4. 1
    Tony Langston Says:

    Hi to you Marilyn,

    Nice to see you are back.

    I won’t be coming to Paris this Xmas so I will miss the Champs’ lights, but I will get a bottle of the new Beaujolais in Harrods.

    Happy Xmas to you too.

    Tony

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